Online Student Orientation Module

Office of Admissions Hours:  Monday- Friday,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Registration appointments are available once admission checklist items listed on this Orientation page are complete. Please review, complete and then call to schedule your appointment to register. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have questions regarding the criteria to register, please call your local campus Office of Admissions (listed at the bottom of page).

Online Orientation- opened March 6, 2017 for Summer/Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

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The goal of Online Orientation at New River CTC is to assist our students in the overall transition to college, including basic information on academic policies, procedures, Student Services and information regarding registering AFTER your initial advising/registration appointment with your assigned academic advisor during the next scheduled current student registration event. We hope this information will promote a successful beginning and guide you through your first semester. Please be sure to read the college catalog for a comprehensive overview of college policies and procedures. This can be found on the college website, www.newriver.edu under Quick Links.

Please make sure you if you need to stop and continue at a later time that you use the same sign-in credentials each time. Your information is saved each time you exit with your specific login. Also if you need assistance, we will ask you for your login in: First Name, Last Name and what you used for your Student ID in order to login and view.

EXCUSED FROM ONLINE ORIENTATION

Transient students (visiting from their home institution), Special (non-degree seeking) students and those enrolling as Provisional high school students (current high school students/non-degree seeking, not graduating in May/June applying as first-time freshman) are EXEMPT and DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ONLINE ORIENTATION. Current high school students who are graduating and enrolling as certificate or degree seeking students (not provisional) will need to complete online orientation.

You must complete online orientation in order to register, those exempt are listed above.

 

IMPORTANT ONLINE ORIENTATION INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN

If you have previously taken online orientation and it has been over one year, you will be asked to take it again when re-enrolling. You will not be able to use your student ID or what you previously used as your student ID. Instead you will need to use your date of birth, such as 07111999, for July 11, 1999 for example or the last four of your social security number. The system will not provide you with the quiz questions at the end of each section of orientation and the final test if you use the same ID number each year you must retake upon re-entering the college as a readmit. You will also need to make sure you use your middle initial or full middle name after your first name, such as Henry A. or Henry "Allen" Smith. Write your login information down in case you experience any problems so we may assist

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NEW STUDENT AND READMITTED STUDENT REGISTRATION DATES

PRIORITY REGISTRATION for Summer and Fall 2017 will begin MONDAY, APRIL 24 by appointment for those who are "fully admitted". OPEN REGISTRATION for all new and readmitted students will begin MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 by appointment.

Fully admitted means an application for admission has been received and processed, your admission file is complete-all documents such as official transcripts and/or test scores requested have been received (if applicable) and your online orientation is passed/complete (if required).

Readmitted students will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions your first semester upon returning after submitting a new application, submitting any requested documents and completing online orientation if applicable. A returning student is excused from online orientation if they have previously completed it within the past year.

To schedule your appointment after completing your checklist items, please call your local Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315      Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012               Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469            

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Appointments are available 8 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Summer Schedule Hours through July 27 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. after this date.

CHECKLIST for CERTIFICATE (C.A.S.) and DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS IN ORDER TO REGISTER

You may call your local campus Office of Admissions to schedule an appointment to register if you are certificate (C.A.S) and/or degree seeking (A.S., A.A.S) once you have:

- submitted an application for admission

- completed and successfully passed online orientation

- submitted official college transcripts or have your unofficial copies of college transcripts in hand used to advise for registration (in order to receive financial aid or loans, you must submit your official college transcripts to complete your admission file). If you are a readmitted student, you may have transcript(s) on file if you attended recently. If you have attended any other colleges in your absence from New River CTC, you will need to request that those transcripts be sent directly from the school to your local campus Office of Admissions after reapplying for admission.

- have submitted placement test scores: your ACT score report, SAT score report, have taken the Accuplacer test at New River or have college level English and Math on your college transcript. To take the placement test, visit here: http://www.newriver.edu/current-students/student-services/student-success-center and click on the campus you wish to test at for the number to call to schedule an appointment or to see available times to come into the center. In high school, if you have scored an achievement level score of Level 3 in English, Language Arts and Math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment, this may be provided in lieu of test scores in order to by pass foundational Math or English courses.

Returning (readmitted) students will need to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admissions upon returning after:

- submitting a new application

- submitting any requested documents we may need (such as transcripts, etc.)

- complete online orientation if applicable. You are excused from online orientation if you have previously completed it within the past year.

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CHECKLIST for NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS IN ORDER TO REGISTER

Each type of student must submit a new application each semester they wish to register.

A Transient student (visiting from another college) must complete an application for admission each semester you enroll.  You will need to have your completed transient permission form sent to the Office of Admissions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or have it in-hand (with all signatures on the form. The Registrar's Signature MUST be on the form in order to register for class or courses).

A Provisional student (current high school student) must submit an application for admission each semester you enroll and have your completed provisional form sent to the Office of Admissions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent to the campus you will attend in seat or online (choose campus you are closest to or will register at). Or you may have it in-hand in order to register for a class or courses. (For courses offered within the high school, forms will be collected on site at the high school only).

Special Student (non-certificate nor degree seeking) must apply for admission each semester you will attend. Visit http://www.newriver.edu. Payment arrangements may be made with the Student Accounts/Business Office on your local campus. Special students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid since they are not seeking a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or a degree and therefore are self-pay.                                                                    

Visit http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/student-accounts for Student Accounts/Business Office contacts, information on paying tuition online and payment options. Or from our website, scroll over Future Students, Paying for College and click on Student Accounts/Business Office.

As a special student you must meet any prerequisite course requirements listed under Course Descriptions in the college catalog. You may provide placement test scores for Math and English courses or unofficial college transcripts to meet prerequisites. You may provide ACT, SAT or Accuplacer (taken at New River CTC). If you have taken the West Virginia General Summative Assessment and scored an achievement level of 3 in English, Language and Arts (ELA) and Math, this will exempt you from taking Foundational courses in Math or English.

The college catalog with Course Descriptions may be found on our website. Scroll over Future Students, Academics and click on College Catalog or click here College Catalog.

Note: Non-degree seeking students will not provide any documentation other than an application for admission unless in order to enroll in a course or courses with prerequisites (PR), excluding Transient students.

A prerequisite is a course that is required prior to taking an advanced course. A prerequisite may be eligibility for English 101, which means you must have taken college level English 101 and passed or have tested into it. Another example is in order to take Sociology 224 Marriage and Family Relations, the prerequisite is Sociology 210 Principles of Sociology. This means you must first take Sociology 210 before you can register for Sociology 224. Prerequisites may be found by viewing courses in the online course catalog, under Course Descriptions, near the end of the catalog. Course catalog

Non-degree seeking students are considered Special students (non-certificate (CAS) nor degree seeking), Provisional (current high school) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) or those seeking an Advanced Skill Set Certificate (ASSC) which is not eligible for financial aid or loans. These student types do not have a major and are not assigned an academic advisor. Students except for transients must meet prerequisites in order to enroll in select courses and provide proof of meeting the prerequisites.

 

Office of Admissions:

Advanced Technology Center: (304) 929-3315      Greenbrier Valley Campus: (304) 647-6565                

Mercer County Campus: (304) 818-2012               Nicholas County Campus: (304) 883-2437                   

Raleigh County Campus: (304) 929-5469            

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ADVISING

First semester advising takes place within the Office of Admissions for the following students: New first time freshman, returning (readmitted) who sat out a semester or longer excluding summer, special (non-degree seeking), provisional (current high school students) and new transfer. You will be assigned an academic advisor if you are certificate (Certificate of Applied Science) or degree seeking after your initial first semester advising appointment and before current student registration occurs your first semester. Students who are interested in select admission programs such as Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic) and Practical Nursing (LPN) will first complete general admission through the Office of Admission and will then be referred to an advisor in their specialty area.

Students must first complete a general admission application and receive their ID number before applying (completing and submitting application) to a selective admission program.

Special students (non-certificate/degree seeking), Provisional (current high school) and Transient (visiting from your home institution to take a course or two) will be seen in the Office of Admissions each semester for advising and registration. You must complete a new Application for Admission each semester you re-enroll.

If you are a new transfer student and have not submitted official college transcripts or we have not received them, please submit or you must bring your unofficial transcripts with you for your advising appointment in order to register for classes

If you are a readmitted student and have attended any other colleges in your absence, you will need to request those official transcripts be sent directly to New River CTC's Office of Admissions on the campus you will attend. In order to register for classes, you must bring a copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) with you for your appointment to schedule classes (register). You must list any colleges attended on your application, it is not optional.

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Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission (you should submit your application before applying for financial aid)
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) https://fafsa.gov/
Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above)
Register for Classes (Schedule your appointment to register)
Pay Tuition and Fees http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/student-accounts
Purchase Books Online http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/student-services/bookstore
Attend Classes

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*** CLICK HERE TO BEGIN ONLINE ORIENTATION *** 

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Once you have applied for admission and received your letter from the Office of Admissions, your email account has been set up. Please read the "new student letter" within this link and review the Information Technology page for more details. Click here for Information Technology page (your email instructions, etc.)

Optional In-Seat Orientation Dates (RSVP)

Please note, daycare is not provided. You will need to email to reserve your seat. If you do not have access to email, you may call 304-929-5480 with the information requested below.

Choose one-

Thursday, August 17, 1p.m.-3 p.m. or Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.    

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include:   

    

1.) your name and telephone number  we can reach you between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.                                                     

2.) the campus you will attend

3.) the date you will attend (choices above)                                                                                                                   

4.) # of guests and relationship to you (please note, the sessions can be a great opportunit to bring a friend who is interested in college and wants to learn more!) LIMIT 3*

*If Orientation becomes full and we need to make room for more students, we will reduce the number of guests allowed. Please provide a telephone number as requested above so we may reach you in the event this occurs. Thank you for your understanding.                                                                                                 

                                                                                                          

 

Admission Guidelines

Steps to Enrollment

Apply for Admission (Apply Now)
Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) https://fafsa.gov/
Sign up and Complete Student Orientation (exemptions listed above, only certificate (CAS) and degree seeking students must take)
Register for Classes (Schedule your appointment to register)
Pay Tuition and Fees http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/student-accounts
Purchase Books Online http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/student-services/bookstore
Attend Classes

ADMISSION GUIDELINES

A potential student will need to complete an application for admission to begin the enrollment process. 

If the student is certificate (CAS) and degree seeking and remains enrolled (excluding summer term), the

student will not need to apply again unless he or she withdraws from all coursework or sits out

one (1) or more semesters (excluding summer). A transient student visiting from their home institution,

a special non-degree seeking student and a provisional high school student (currently enrollled in high

school taking courses) must apply for admission each term they wish to enroll.

Guidelines:

-         If a student is eligible to receive financial aid or loans, the student must be considered “fully admitted” (complete admissions file) before they will receive financial aid or a loan check.

-         A student must maintain a current mailing address and phone number on file at all times. Communication is key. Each department will use this information to contact a student regarding important notifications, such as class cancellations.

-         All material submitted in support of an Application for Admission becomes the property of New River. Copies are not provided after submission.

-         It is the sole responsibility of the student to provide accurate information on the Application for Admission form. An incorrect social security number will delay admission file completion, financial aid and/or loan processing by weeks or months. Verify your social security number on your social security card before submitting it on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and on your Application for Admission to the college.

-         Former and/or maiden name(s) must be listed on the Application for Admission. If requesting a high school or college transcript under a previous name, it must be listed on the Application in order to process when received.

-         Admission to the college does not ensure the entry of applicants into specific programs, nor does it imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites. Admission does not ensure entry into a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements.

-         Home School Students- West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and are applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship or the WV Higher Education Grant must have a GED certificate or TASC. Home-schooled students must complete the GED examination or TASC and submit official scores to the PROMISE Scholarship office. Further questions regarding this should be directed to WV Higher Education Policy Commission, 304.558.2101.More information regarding admission below.

-         A student must list all former colleges or universities attended on the Application for Admission, even if the student withdrew from all courses. If a transcript was created, our office must have an official transcript from that institution. If a student is not certain, check with the former college or university Registrar’s Office.

-         If a student has a hold on an account from a former college or university, normally the institution will not release an official transcript. Our office must have an official transcript for admitting purposes and for the Registrar's Office official file if you are certificate (Certificate of Applied Science) or degree seeking within your first semester. You will not be eligible for financial aid until transcripts are received in order to complete your admission file.

 

IMPORTANT ADMISSION INFORMATION:

International Students: If you are not a U.S. citizen and you do not have a permanent resident card, under Immigration and Naturalization Service rules, New River is not an institution certified to enroll international students at this time.

NOTE: For international student information, contact the Student and Visitor Exchange Program (SEVIS) at 703-603-3400 or visit their website: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/or for information on permanent residency, visit http://www.uscis.gov/greencard

Certificate or Associate Degree Seeking Candidates - A student must have a high school diploma, have completed a general education development (GED) or the TASC in order to receive financial aid or loans, if eligible.

Current and/or Early Completion High School Students - A high school student which includes a student who may complete graduation requirements early, is not eligible to receive financial aid through New River until the Fall semester following graduation. The student is responsible for tuition, fees and textbook costs if enrolling prior to this time. A high school student enrolling must submit a new Application of Admission for each term applying until they enroll in the summer or fall term immediately following their recognized high school graduation (June 1st).

Home School Students seeking a Certificate of Degree - For admission purpose: All home school students must submit an official transcript or a written transcript of verification demonstrating completion of the required high school subject matter signed by the parent or person completing the homeschool education, providing the following on the transcript:

Student's full name (First, Middle, Last)

Address (Mailing, City, State, Zipcode)

Date of Birth

Date of graduation (month, day and year)

a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

last 4 of the student social security number

Enrollment period such as 9th, 10th, etc. to include coursework (subject) with grade received during each enrollment period

parent or person completing the homeschool education, the date signed

Home school students unable to supply written verification or such a transcript may present the General Educational Development (GED) test scores or TASC scores in lieu of.

FINANCIAL AID MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, this is for general admission only. For financial aid inquiry regarding homeschool admission, contact: Financial Aid (click here). Special non-degree seeking students may enter without a transcript, but are not eligible for financial aid or loans and must meet pre-requisites for courses.

West Virginia residents who were home-schooled and are applying for the WV PROMISE Scholarship or WV Higher Education Grant must have a GED or TASC certificate. Home-schooled students must completed the GED or TASC examination and submit official scores to the PROMISE Scholarship office. Further questions regarding the Promise Scholarship should be directed to the WV Higher Education Policy Commission, (304)-558-2101. FINANCIAL AID MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION.

 

Provisional Student

If you are a current high school student and would like to take a course through New River CTC, we consider you a provisional student. The following requirements and procedures must be met each semester in which you enroll:

You must have junior or senior status;

  • Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Must submit an Application for Admission each semester/term you enroll
  • Must complete a Provisional Form each semester/term you enroll prior to registration which includes:
    1. Recommendation and signature of the high school principal
    2. A list of approved courses (view Interactive course schedule by logging on a a guest) http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/academics/course-schedules
    3. Signature of parent or legal guardian and your signature
    4. You must provide placement test scores (ACT, SAT, English Language Arts and math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment and scored an achievement level 3) in order to qualify for English or Math courses and select courses that have prerequisite requirements. If you are taking courses online or on campus, you may contact the Student Success Center (below) once you have applied for admission and received your Student ID number by mail if you need to take the Accuplacer Placement Test. Admission, Testing and Registration are arranged on site at the high school for dual credit courses within the high school by the counselor or principal once a schedule of courses are determined. Course prerequisites may be viewed in our current catalog online. Scroll over Future Students, Academics and click on College Catalog. The Course Descriptions are listed in the catalog in alphabetical order by Subject. Click here for College Catalog.
    5. Placement testing must be completed, dated before and scores verified before the first day of the course beginning in order for the student to be enrolled in select courses. ACT and/or SAT or if you have scored an achievement Level 3 in English Language Arts and math on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment scores may be used instead and must be submitted prior to the beginning of class start date.

    Advanced Technology Center 304.929.5016 Nicholas County Campus 304.883.2465

    Greenbrier Valley Campus 304.647.6591 Raleigh County Campus 304.929.5005

    Mercer County Campus 304.818.2014

    Please choose course CRN #, Course Title, day and time in advance of registration for your course or courses by viewing the Interactive Course Schedule. http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/academics/course-schedules

    An official transcript is created once a course is completed. If you have enrolled and you decide you no longer wish to take a course or wish to withdraw or drop a course, you must complete a withdraw form or an add/drop form before the college deadline or a grade will be received with your incomplete work. View the academic calendar here: http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/academics/academic-calendar/cat.listevents/2017/06/14/-

    Click on A list of academic calendars displayed by semester is available here to view the academic calendar.

    Questions regarding admission? Call your local campus Office of Admissions. Click here for a campus list of contacts, Office of Admissions. Or you may call Enrollment Services, 304-929-5480.

    Principal's or counselors interested in setting up dual credit courses with New River CTC or questions regarding credentialing, etc. should contact the Dean of Preprofessional and Transfer Programs, 304-929-5494 for more information.

     

Special Services (Community, ADA, Veterans)

The following is a list of services, activities and programs, which serve students at New River Community and Technical College.

Community Services

Community Services encompass the wide range of cultural, economic, environmental, scientific, social, and other activities and programs that involve interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations external to New River Community and Technical College and that contribute to mutual development of the college and the various community parties.  Specifically, this involves partnership activities combining continuing education, workforce development and customized training, and service programs that strengthen the relationship between New River and the constituents that it serves.

New River Community and Technical College provides both occupation-specific continuing education programs that fulfill professional development requirements for working adults as certified through various regulatory agencies and community-based, non-credit programs that are offered primarily for enrichment purposes.

Foundation Courses

The college provides foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 090, ENGL 099, MATH 093) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer assessment instruments. Successful completion of foundation course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Foundation studies courses are not counted toward meeting graduation requirements and are not used in the calculation of the graduation grade point average; however, they are covered by financial aid.

Disability Services

Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the ADA compliance officer in the Student Success Center on their campus before the start of the semester and request accommodations. Students with documented disabilities are eligible for ADA accommodations if they meet the conditions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students must self-identify themselves and provide appropriate written documentation of their disability. Students qualifying for services will work closely with the ADA compliance officer to determine potential accommodations afforded to participate in the academic programs and services. Reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures are effected to assure equal access to individuals with disabilities. The ADA compliance officer will prepare the “Notification of Need for Accommodation” letters for the faculty

Should a temporary disability occur during the semester, the student must provide reasonable and timely notice of a need for accommodations and services substantiated by appropriate documentation. Information provided to the ADA Compliance Officer is treated as confidential and is not released to anyone without the student’s prior consent. All inquiries are confidential.

Student Success Center, ADA Compliance Officer Contact Information:

Advanced Technology Center
P.O. Box 307
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-5016 or 929-5027

Raleigh County Campus
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-5005

Mercer County Campus
1397 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740

304-818-2014

Nicholas County Campus
6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651

304-883-2465

Greenbrier County Campus
101 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901

304-647-6591

Coordinator of Student Success Centers
304-929-5027

 

Veteran's Assistance

New River Community and Technical College provides resources and support to veterans as they make the transition from soldier to student. Support for Military personnel, veterans and their families is provided through the Office of the Coordinator of Adult and Veteran Student Services. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 304-929-6566.

Services include assistance with the admissions and enrollment process, academic advising, and referral for help and support both inside and outside of the College.

The College also has a Certifying Official providing support for Military personnel, veterans and their families with a wide range of Veteran’s Administration (VA) Educational Benefits including:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: Chapter 33
  • Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 30
  • Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 1606
  • Montgomery GI Bill: Chapter 1607
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation: Chapter 31
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance: Chapter 35

The College website provides a description of these programs here:
http://www.newriver.edu/future-students/veterans-benefits

For more information on VA educational benefits or to apply, please visit www.gibill.va.gov.

If you are eligible for veterans’ benefits, you should submit the Veteran Information Form to the Coordinator of Adult and Veteran Student Services, Donna Lewis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to begin the veterans' enrollment process at the College. To reach the Veterans Certifying Official's, call 304-647-6566 or 647-6565.

For further information, please visit our Veterans Educational Benefits page.

Re-admitted New River Student

A re-admitted student has attended New River CTC in the past but has been absent for one semester or longer (excluding the summer term) and has not attempted any other college work during this time, and must submit the following information:

  • A new Application for Admission form
  • Update any requested documentation for your admissions file with the Office of Admissions

 In order to make an appointment to register for courses, a readmitted student must complete Online Orientation (unless already completed within the past year) and update per the Office of Admissions request any documents needed for your admission file.

 

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